Analysts tough on Alcatel-Lucent

Missed revenue goals, thousands of job cuts and executive departures are making Alcatel-Lucent a very easy target. One analyst has compared the company to no less than Britney Spears, such is the ignominy of the company's slide.

Yet, there's not much more for Alca-Lu to do at this point than forge ahead, make more cuts if necessary and try hard--really hard this time--to figure out what carriers will actually spend on network gear in the near future. Some might call the Alcatel-Lucent merger a mistake, but until some giant telco says it would rather deal with mom-and-pop shops than international conglomerates that  can meet their scalability requirements, this is a deal you won't see undone.

For more:
- Light Reading covers the tough assessments

Suggested Articles

The colocation services market revenue will grow by 6.2% this year, but that's below a previous forecast of 9.2%, according to research by Omdia.

After spending the last two years aligning various elements, SES Networks' satellite-based SD-WAN service is now generally available.

Cisco is postponing its flagship event, Cisco Live, until later in June due to the ongoing racial tension in the U.S.